Skip to comments.George Washington's 1776 Christmas Present: Saving the American Revolution
Posted on 12/25/2012 8:20:59 AM PST by Bratch
The American Revolution was over. The United States of America was finished. The Continental Army was all but finished in December 1776 as the British and their Hessian (German) mercenary allies settled in for a long winter rest. In those days, it was customary that armies rest and refit in the winter months in preparation for the campaign seasons of spring and summer. And the British were all about custom and tradition.
No matter, thought the British. They saw little need to move directly against Washington's army and risk further casualties. The Continental Army was disintegrating. Unpaid, ill-equipped, cold, and hungry, soldiers in the Continental Army were deserting or walking away as soon as their enlistments expired. A few were even switching sides! In fact, at the civilian level, hundreds of American families were reaffirming their allegiance to King George III.
It appeared that New York and New Jersey would be firmly back under King George's "protection" within just a few months. They had already humiliated the Continentals out of New York, inflicting heavy damage on Washington's army. There was no reason for the British to mess up their Christmas in 1776. Everything was going their way.
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Not only a day of praise but a day of retrospect. A reminder of who are as a people (most of us) and the road we are being forced to take. Be strong
That’s what happens when God has your back. The British armies were much larger in number, had better warships, weaponry and yet were defeated by a bunch of peasant farmers who had little more than pitchforks and not near the firepower of the British yet still won. No other way that they could have been defeated yet by the grace and mysterious workings of God.
Looks like a lot of Americans would rather throw away Washington’s gift in favor of a free 0bamaphone.
Even though a British subject currently is our President, and our courts and congress are the finest Saudi oil money can buy, G_d is still G-d!
Yes, Merry Christmas.
Especially to those who fought to protect and defend what those brave men suffered and bleed to secure for us.
God Restore and Bless the United States of America.
God Bless the U.S., Israel, Texas and your family and mine.
Very much appreciate your finding and posting this. God bless, and may his grace in giving us Jesus, fill and protect your loved ones and you.
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